The U.S. chemical industry is in better shape in terms of security after almost a decade since the September 2001 terrorist attacks, said Scott Jensen, a spokesman for the American Chemistry Council. ACC's member companies have invested about $8 billion on security since 2001, part of which went to improvements required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. "We have a better understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities because of our industry's own programs and through government regulations," Jensen added.

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